I figured right away that Id like this episode after I heard Hot Child in the City by Nick Gilder a song Ive performed at several karaoke joints here in LA being played at the strip club that Christian was frequenting Oh Christian Brooke Shields suggested he might be gay last week so of course he heads to the strippers We all knew that as soon as Blu Mondae former Playboy playmate Angela Little found out Christian was a plastic surgeon theyd be in bed together and poof cut to them doin the nasty Great line No pro bono for boning a pro Kudos to writers Lyn Greene and Richard Levine That was the other indication that Id like the show tonight since as Ive mentioned before I admire their workAdding to Christians frustration was young stud-muffin Mitchell Skinner effectively played by Thad Luckinbill from The Young and the Restless coming onto him after Christian gave him money just to tide him over Im not gay screamed Christian I tend to bel
Michelle Stafford and Marisa Ramirez, The Young and the Restless
Scoop! The Young and the Restless redhead Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) recently shot a Fox pilot in Memphis. It's an hourlong drama whose working title is Southern Comfort.
"You have the exclusive on that, my friend!" Stafford tells TVGuide.com. "The leading lady is Madeleine Stowe. She plays Charlotte, a Southern belle whose husband is in the Mafia, unbeknownst to her. He gets caught and she basically becomes a Mafia princess. I play her perky, happy best friend, Susan, and I have a twangy accent!"
Other celebs appearing in the pilot include Eric Roberts and Calvin Klein model Travis Fimmel, who briefly starred in WB's Tarzan.
Stafford left Y&R once before, back in 1997, to star in Aaron Spelling's superfun but short-lived nighttime sudser Pacific Palisades. But the Daytime Emmy winner's fans need not fret just yet about the
Former General Hospital star Marisa Ramirez has joined The Young and the Restless in a new contract role. "I play Carmen Mesta, a powerful PR woman from New York," she tells TVGuide.com. "I'm there to help save Jabot Cosmetics during the company's crisis with tainted moisturizer. That's all I know so far, but I think a little bit of Latin flavor will be good for the show!"
Ramirez makes her Restless
debut on May 8. The Los Angeles native played bitchy supermodel Gia Campbell on GH
from 2000 to 2002. She has also dabbled in the horror/fantasy genre, appearing in the indie thriller All Souls Day
and costarring with Skeet Ulrich
in ABC's supernatural drama Miracles
Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria (ex-Isabella, Young and the Restless) will serve as host and producer of the 2006 ALMA Awards, which air June 5 on ABC. The awardsfest celebrates Latino artistic achievement in TV, film and music, as well as positive Latino images in Hollywood. FYI, the muy caliente nominees for outstanding performance in a daytime drama are All My Children's Eva La Rue (ex-Maria) and One Life to Live's Kamar de Los Reyes (Antonio) and Melissa Gallo (Adriana). "I'm glad my performances on AMC before I left still fall within the eligibility period," La Rue enthuses. "This is such an honor."
Ever since The Young and the Restless wrapped the Tom Fisher murder case, Ted Shackelford — aka Genoa City prosecutor Will Bardwell — has been MIA. No worries, though. The Knots Landing grad returns when Will is needed to tackle legal issues that arise from Jabot Cosmetics selling tainted moisturizer.
Side note: Since Y&R
and The Bold and the Beautiful
both tape at L.A.'s CBS Television City, Shackelford is sure to run into Patrick Duffy
, who played his brother on Dallas
. It's Gary and Bobby, together again! (Just to refresh your memory, Duffy has been cast as Brooke's father
Young and the Restless star Lauralee Bell has been cast in a Lifetime movie.... Criminal Minds star Shemar Moore is not returning to Y&R as Malcolm.... SoapNet will begin airing same-day reruns of Y&R on April 24.
Two of daytime's most bland, boring characters have been cut from their soaps. General Hospital's Matt Marraccini — who plays policeboy Jesse — exits Port Charles in early April. And The Young and the Restless has axed Rachel Kimsey, the third actress to play Kay Chancellor's granddaughter, Mac. Neither role is being recast. Hey, it's nothing personal against the actors, but every time they appear on screen, I just... zzzzzzz... huh? Wait, what was I saying?
Lauralee Bell and Shemar Moore, Young and the Restless
It's often said that Lifetime is television for women and gay men. Since gay men also love soaps, I must say it's a fabulous move to cast Young and the Restless star Lauralee Bell in Past Sins, a Lifetime movie scheduled to air June 5. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Bell plays Donna Erickson, a press-hungry lawyer defending a murder suspect who may've been framed.
This role should be a cakewalk for the actress, who has done lotsa legal drama as attorney Christine "Cricket" Blair on Y&R
. By the way, although Christine has been back-burnered in Genoa City lately, she remains on recurring status with the CBS sudser, which was created in 1973 by her esteemed parents, Lee Phillip Bell
and the late William J. Bell
Here's some cheerier news for Young and the Restless fans: Starting on April 24, SoapNet will begin airing same-day reruns of the No. 1 daytime sudser. That's quite a coup for my fave cable channel, which also carries same-day reruns of the three ABC soaps and NBC's Days of our Lives.
Rebecca Holden and David Hasselhoff, Knight Rider
Question: On the show Knight Rider, what did K.I.T.T. stand for?Answer: Why, he and partner/driver Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff) stood for truth, justice and single-handedly lowering the auto-industry fleet's miles-per-gallon average by 10 miles or so. Weren't you watching?
Actually, K.I.T.T. stood for Knight Industries Two Thousand, the model name for the superpowered, computer-sentient car built by dying rich guy Wilton Knight. The hit series ran on NBC from September 1982 to August 1986, and as fans will know, Knight rescued undercover cop Michael Young, who'd been shot in the face while on the job. He paid for his plastic surgery, giving Young a new mug and a new name (Knight, which smacked of some ego, I thought) in the process. Then he handed his creation the keys to K.I.T.T., a black Trans Am with a